Gateway to the Great South West
The Darling Downs South West region is an area on the western slope of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland and covers an impressive 480,000km2 of land.
Agriculture is one of the economic pillars of our region and compliments the energy, tourism, services, infrastructure, processing and manufacturing industries.
Toowoomba is the largest city in the region, which is approximately 90 minutes drive west of Brisbane. Quintessential country towns like Stanthorpe, Chinchilla, Dalby, Warwick, Kingaroy, Murgon, Oakey, Roma, Charleville and Goondiwindi are part of our diverse region, with lots of smaller towns branching off in all directions from these towns.
Darling Downs South West region (JPG, 125KB)
Darling Downs South West schools at a glance
The Darling Downs South West region currently has:
146 primary schools*
21 secondary schools*
28 P–9/10/12 schools*
2 special schools
1 school of distance education
* As at September 2023.
** As at September 2023.
*** As at September 2023.
The Darling Downs is the heart of the South-East Queensland farming region and thanks to its elevated position, rich soil and open spaces together with long tradition of family farming and adoptive cultures, our region has something for everyone.
You can search our
schools directory map for a list of the schools located in this region and their contact details.
Teaching and living in the region
As a place to teach, the Darling Downs South West region offers a desirable working and relaxed lifestyle conditions.
While living here, you’ll enjoy diverse climates, with cooler temperatures in the higher altitudes of Toowoomba and the Southern Downs, combined with the outback way of life. Singles and families are well-catered for with an affordable and community-oriented lifestyle with access to essential facilities and experiences for everyone.
Teaching in schools outside major cities and regional towns may mean you're eligible to receive additional
rural and remote benefits.
apply to teach with us, you will be asked to nominate where in the Darling Downs South West region you’d like to teach. Explore these 5 geographic locations below.